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The <hr> element represents a paragraph-level thematic break.


  • Example of paragraph-level thematic break
    • scene change in story
    • transition to another topic within a section of a reference book


  • The hr element does not affect the document's outline.

HTML Attributes

See global attributes.


Example A

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<p>Radios use the electromagnetic spectrum in the meter range and longer.</p>
<p>Signal flares use the electromagnetic spectrum in the nanometer range.</p>

HTML Reference

The HTML5 specification defines the <hr> element in 4.5.2 The hr element.